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120921 Edanz Insights into publication success

  1. 1. Insights into publication success2nd International Neural Regeneration SymposiumWarren Raye, PhDSenior Life Sciences EditorEdanz Group21 September 2012
  2. 2. About me …
  3. 3. Outline• Reading• Avoiding rejection• Journal selection – Edanz Journal Selector• Publish faster
  4. 4. Customer Service Reading Reading improves manuscript writing How?What to do Structure & style Journal quality Argument Get new ideas What not to do structure
  5. 5. Customer Service Reading Strategies for reading Title and Abstract first
  6. 6. Customer Service Reading Strategies for reading Title and Abstract first Self-assess knowledge of topic Have you read similar papers? Familiar with the terminology? Figures & Tables, then Results Do you understand the relevance Discussion for interpretation of the hypothesis?
  7. 7. Customer Service Reading Strategies for reading Title and Abstract first Self-assess knowledge of topic Last paragraph of Introduction for aims Figures & Tables, then Results Discussion for interpretation Refer to Introduction and Methods if necessary
  8. 8. Avoiding Rejection Reasons for rejection: the science Incomplete Inappropriate data methodology Weak research motive InaccuratePoor analysis conclusions
  9. 9. Avoiding Rejection Reasons for rejection: the manuscriptJournal requirements Citations not met Rationale and aims not stated Poor grammar and Inappropriate data style presentation
  10. 10. Avoiding Rejection Reasons for rejection: other Unlucky timing Inappropriate journal selected
  11. 11. Journal Selection Which journal?
  12. 12. Journal Selection What do journal editors want? • High quality research • Clear & concise English • Original & novel  advances a field • Interesting to journal’s readership • Active research area • Quickly assess your work – Cover letter – Appropriate references
  13. 13. Journal Selection Timing• Choose your target journal: – After you have decided you have enough results for a publication – After a decision has been made on how high to aim—high, medium or low impact – Before writing the Title, Abstract, Introduction or Discussion sections
  14. 14. Journal Selection Edanz Journal Selector edanzediting.com/journal_selector
  15. 15. Journal Selection Your target journal in minutes not days Insert your proposed abstract
  16. 16. Journal Selection Refine your results Recommended journals Advanced Matching
  17. 17. Journal Selection Get more information Refined recommended journals
  18. 18. Journal Selection Make a decision Semantic matching terms Journal IF, Aims & Scope, and Frequency Similar published articles
  19. 19. Coverage and Publish Faster Staffing Plan The submission process Results novel? Topic relevant?Manuscript + Editor Rejectcover letter New experiments Improve readability Add information
  20. 20. Coverage and Publish Faster Staffing Plan The submission process Peer review Results novel? Topic relevant?Manuscript + Editorcover letter New experiments Improve readability Add information
  21. 21. Coverage and Publish Faster Staffing Plan The submission process Peer review Results novel? Topic relevant?Manuscript + Editorcover letter New experiments Improve readability Accepted— Add information publication!
  22. 22. Coverage and Publish Faster Staffing Plan The submission process Peer review Results novel? Topic relevant?Manuscript + Editorcover letter New experiments Improve readability Add information Revision
  23. 23. Coverage and Publish Faster Staffing Plan The submission process Peer review Results novel? Topic relevant?Manuscript + Editor Rejectcover letter New experiments Improve readability Add information Revision
  24. 24. Coverage and Publish Faster Staffing Plan The submission process Peer review Results novel? Topic relevant?Manuscript + Editorcover letter New experiments Improve readability Accepted— Add information publication! Revision
  25. 25. Coverage andPublish Faster Staffing Plan Before you submit … • Register online • Cover letter – Suggest peer reviewers – Suggest potential editors • Declare conflicts of interests • Format and resolution of graphics files • Copyright and payment forms
  26. 26. Coverage andPublish Faster Why are cover letters Staffing Plan important? • Introduces manuscript to editor • Acts as a guide for editor • ‘Sells’ your work • Speeds up publication process
  27. 27. Coverage and Publish Faster Staffing Plan An effective cover letterDear Dr Graeber,Please find enclosed our manuscript entitled “Amyloid-like inclusions in the brains of Huntington’s disease patients”, byMcGowan et al., which we would like to submit for publication as a Research Paper in Neurogenetics.Recent immunohistochemical studies have revealed the presence of neuronal inclusions containing an N-terminal portion ofthe mutant huntingtin protein and ubiquitin in the brain tissues of Huntington’s disease (HD) patients; however, the role of Give thethese inclusions in the disease process has remained unclear. One suspected disease-causing mechanism in Huntington’s background todisease and other polyglutamine disorders is the potential for the mutant protein to undergo a conformational change to a the researchmore stable anti-parallel β-sheet structure…To confirm if the immunohistochemically observed huntingtin- and ubiquitin-containing inclusions display amyloid features, we What wasperformed Congo red staining and both polarizing and confocal microscopy on post-mortem human brain tissues obtained done and whatfrom five HD patients, two AD patients, and two normal controls. Congo red staining revealed a small number of amyloid-likeinclusions showing green birefringence by polarized microscopy, in a variety of cortical regions … was foundWe believe our findings would appeal to a broad audience, such as the readership of Neurogenetics. As a wide-reaching journal Interest topublishing original research on all aspects of neuroscience… journal’s readers and conforms toWe confirm that this manuscript has not been published elsewhere and is not under consideration by anotherjournal. All authors have approved the manuscript and agree with submission to Nanotechnology. The authors have no conflicts guidelinesof interest to declare.Please address all correspondence to …
  28. 28. Coverage andPublish Faster How to revise your Staffing Plan manuscript • Politely respond to all comments in a response letter • Make it easy to see the changes – Refer to line and page numbers – Different color font – Highlight the text
  29. 29. Coverage andPublish Faster Staffing Plan Free online resources • Edanz edanzediting.com • Springer Exemplar www.springerexemplar.com/ • Google Scholar scholar.google.com/ • Purdue Online Writing Lab owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/
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